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Special District

Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of DirectorsCandidate for Member

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Shelia Young

Director, Oro Loma Sanitary District
18,089 votes (28.07%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain the core basic goal of OLSD for providing the best possible service at the lowest possible cost
  • Continue work on Nutrient Optimization Project for protection of the waters of the San Francisco Bay
  • Continued long-term communication strategies for the neighborhoods served by OLSD



Profession:President, Oro Loma Sanitary Board of Directors
Mayor, City of San Leandro — Elected position (1998–2006)
Owner, Young Paralegal/Secretarial Services (1973–2002)
City Council Member, City of San Leandro — Elected position (1996–1998)
Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Director; Small Business Committee Chair,, Oakland Chamber of Commerce — Elected position (1981–1993)

Community Activities

Director, San Leandro Boys & Girls Club Foundation (2007–current)
Advisory Board Member, SOS/Meals on Wheels (2012–current)
Mayor Emeritus, City of San Leandro (2007–current)
Trustee Emeritus, Knowland Park Zoo (Oakland) (2010–current)
President, Board of Directors, Fuller Lodge-Fuller Gardens (1993–2016)


I have lived and served in the Oro Loma Sanitary District for more than 38 years, including service as Mayor (and City Council) of San Leandro from 1996-2006. Prior to service in San Leandro, I was appointed by several mayors of Oakland and the Governor of the State of California to public service for a number of nonprofit boards and committees for more than 30 years.  I was elected to Oro Loma in 2014 and am currently serving as President of the Board of Directors.  I possess the knowledge, education and experience to address our wastewater collection and treatment needs while continuing to provide innovative and cost-effective solid waste and recycling services. I also serve as the Oro Loma representative for StopWaste, a county-wide organization managing recycling/waste reduction services. These agencies are responsible for the environmental choices and changes that make us so much more productive and mindful of waste reduction and recycling. I am keenly aware of the blight that contaminates all of our neighborhoods and am helping work on solutions with community members. I have the proven tools to assist the District in decisions regarding our future. I feel very fortunate to be part of a team of board and staff members at Oro Loma that offers innovative thinking focused on our future. I respectfully ask for your continued support on November 6th.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Johan Klehs, California State Assembly (Ret.)
  • Ellen Corbett, California State Senate (Ret.)
  • Evolve, a Community Organization

Organizations (1)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (1)

  • California State Assembly Member Bill Quirk

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have served in positions of public trust for more than 38 years and enjoy representing my community.  Many of the agencies I represented in my past work have helped me understand the complexities of public service and how to best represent the people who are busy raising their families and still working. I look forward to continuing my current service in environmental improvements and waste reduction and prevention.

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